Monday, October 24, 2011

Stony Brook Graduate Music Symposium February, 2012

CFP: “Between Indifference and Engagement: Music and Politics”

The Stony Brook Music Department announces its second annual Graduate Music Symposium, to be held February 17-18, 2012. We welcome graduate students from all disciplines to submit paper proposals on aspects of music and politics, broadly conceived. The symposium will feature a keynote address by James Currie (SUNY-Buffalo), as well as a performance of George Bizet’s Carmen as adapted by Peter Brook. Suggested topics for our symposium include:
  • Politics of musical practices
  • Patrons, states, nations, and communities
  • Ideology and musical discourse
  • Resistance and complicity
  • Identity politics
  • Censorship
  • Music as political resource
  • Political readings of music
We invite submissions of 250-word abstracts for 20-minute papers or 40-minute lecture recitals. Please submit proposals to by Friday, December 9. Stony Brook is accessible via MacArthur Airport, the Long Island Rail Road, and the Bridgeport/Port Jefferson ferry. Housing with Stony Brook graduate students will be available for presenters staying overnight.